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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Abigail's Favorites

In order to plan Abigail's birthday party, I had her write out her favorites.  I love this about Abigail, she doesn't ask for a specific kind of party, she wants to be surprised and leaves it all up to me.  But obviously some sort of direction will help with pleasant results.
This year she is writing like a pro and this precious stage where 1st graders are starting to understand language and they spell things how they think it should be spelled.  Got such a kick out of her paper.  To share the joy, the listing below is how Abigail spelled her favorites.

Abby's favrixs
Color: Sky blue.
Cake: Cholit.
Candy: buble gum.
Dinner: Appls and chees Petsue (pizza)  (Where did the combo of apples and cheese pizza come from???)
Fruit: appls.
Snack: Trisxits (Triscuits)
Ice Cream: Chocklit.
TV Show: WiLd kratts
Book (name 2): Frog and Tode (Toad), Book about mammy
School Subject: redegn (reading)
Place to go: JuNgle jim (Gym)
Favorite Vacation Spot: home  (that's my girl!!)
Favorite Shoes; Sechrs (Sketchers)
Favorite Song (name 2): for the first time in forevre, Let it go
Favorite Music Instrument: Peano
Favorite Animal (name 2): cats and bunys
Favorite Season: witr
Favorite Drink: Cholit mith (Chocolate milk)
Favorite Cereal: Coco Pufs/Lucky Charms
Favorite Board Game: monopuly

Based on that, the original thought was to make her a kitty or a bunny party.  Then Nathan gladly pointed out that a Wild Kratts party would be so much cooler.  Thinking about that, all three of my kids love the show and Nathan probably wouldn't enjoy a kitty party as much.  Plus, the cousins Olive and Rosie LOVE animals of all kinds, so this would interest them as well.  I made simple Creature Power Suits for the kids (very basic) and printed some creature power discs from online and laminated them.  We are making cheese pizza with apples.  And pink cupcakes with kitty paw prints made out of marshmallows.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

This Truly Happened

When Abigail is sick, she can get overly emotional.  So much so that it becomes so unreasonable, it makes me smile.  Such an event happened last night.
Abigail has been sick for a week now and was not able to go trick-or-treating.  While she was ok with that, it was hard for her to not see cousins Olive and Rosie.  She did great though after dad, Nathan and Grandma left (Isabelle and Hannah were sick as well).  We baked pumpkin cinnamon rolls, read Charlotte's Web, they played old arcade games on the Wii.  While we were baking, Abigail went to the bathroom.  After a few minutes, she returned crying.  When asked what happened, she whimpered that she had found the nicest little bug in the bathroom and dropped him.  He was still alive but then she tried to gently pick him up and killed him while doing so.  You must understand that this was a little red microscopic bug.  Literally no bigger than a pencil tip.  She aptly named him "Teeny" and held him in her hand and there was no consoling her.  She finally was comforted somewhat by the thought of making a nice burial for the bug.  She picked one of my nice cloth napkins for the gruesome task..  Then she wailed again.  Abigail had dropped the bug yet again and was not able to find her beloved new friend who had vanished on our carpet.  She wailed for a good 20 minutes.  Inconsolable.  After a while, she found new purpose in making him a sign for his grave.  She spent a lot of time on this sign, taped it to a sturdy popsicle stick and went out in the cold and rain to put it up at the grave side.  After this she was still sad but was able to continue on with life.
Lesson learned:  Do not read Charlotte's Web to an overly sick and emotional little tender-hearted redhead.